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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, BECEMBEB 18, 1897.
"L. & R. Route.'
Boy of Yours
It will lend attractive
ness to tlie gift if tlie giver
knows tliat lie is confer
ring a double benefit ou
Special prices are now
quoted on all Athletic
Goods peculiarly entic
injr Christmas prices.
are beinq: closed out at
cost. And what boy J
wouldn't appreciate a foot
ball? Prices begin at
Then again we might
(For health with Xiaas joy.)
(Veritable Small GYMNASIUMS at
95c to $8.00.
Infinite numbers of ex
clusive novelties that
cover the choice of every
75c to $3.50.
Exclusive imported pat
terns such as you've
been hunting for. No
such stock anywhere here
abouts for no house goes
into the spirit of Bicycle
riders' likes as thorough
ly as we do. You won't
be disappointed in the
Smoking Jackets and
$2.50 to $8.00.
Samples that were
shown to the leading uni
versities from whom the
manufacturers took splen
did orders. This sample
line embraces many ' 'be au
Tlie Athletic Funttshins House,
417 NINTH STREET,
Spalding Holiday Bargains.
Te Close Out the Line.
Commencing December 17th.
Hand Sleds T5C to $G
Magc Lanterns and Slides Ail
rfw 50CW $3.-3
BttjMjw Toy. $l to $15
Ifljgh Grade Iron Toys
$X to $7.50
MoclHiuioai Figuree 3Oc i'p
BajftteMe Boards $x to S5
0MMWja-TaeBrd..$3. to $3. SO
Tirtjr buyere have the choice sel-.-c-tlaa:.
" $100 Spalding Racers $60
"97 $LOO 3paiiag Itoad Bi-
' $UX Spaidings Ladies'
iaad Gent' Modtiffc $.iO
W $75 MajeetfcE Ladies'
uA Genbs Model $3Q
7 IJertjne SIS
'pTItertij Tandem, drop frame. $40
Bicycle Sundries at popular prices.
$4 Ctiuiiv Lamps non Si. SO
A. G. Spalding & Bro.
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Open eiexungs until Chraixna.
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orvid to you by carrier for fifty
Cents, a mouth?
"BOY DEFEATS CREEDQN
The Australian's Seconds Throw
Up the Sponge.
BATTLED FOR FIFTEEN ROUNDS
TI10 American Fought Cautiously,
Excepting One Hound, When no
Nnrrowly Escnped a Knockout
Blow Landed Often With Tlife
Loft and "Was, Fast in a Mix-Up.
Long Island City, Dec. 17. Charles (Kid)
McCoy, whose real name is Norman Selby,
won che middleweight championship ot the
world in the ring of the Puritan Athletic
Club tonight, when he forced the seconds
of Ban Creedon, of Australia, to throw
up the sponge at the end of the fifteenth
round. From the very, btart, almost, tlie
American pugilist showed suoh marked su
periority over hie plucky antagonist that
the result was never in doubt. Both men
were In excellent condition. It was al
must a physical lmposSlblity for Creedon
to land a dangerous blow in the whole
fight, so well did McCoy guard himself
and keep bis temper, and he did not have
a mark on him at the finish. Besides ;he
$7,500 stake money, be won a pot of
money which he put on himself. His
mgbt's work probably netted him over
The referee of tlie night was Sam C.
Auin. the timekeeper -was Jim Lavclle,
ami Charlej Harvey acted as master ot
The fact that warrants had been is
sued by Justice Duffy, in the afternoo-i,
and both McCoy and Creedou had been
arrested on a charge of intent to violate
the Horlon law, Ftirrod up some feeling
of apprehension, but Avhen the pugilists
were released on $1,000 bail tokeep within
the restrictions t-f the law by not engag
ing in a prize fight lit Queen's county for
the space of one year, the sports breathed
more easily and the areua began to till
up early. It is supposed to seat abo- t
3,500 ard was soon well filled. For
vantage points the prices for tieketi- ranged
at $5, $7 and $10. This tariff was mule
necessary by the limited seating accomo
dations and the size of the purse, $7,500.
Parson Davies placed his- money on th
Australian. Al. Smith backed Creedon,
$800 to $1,000. Nat Goodwin, tlie actor,
plunged on Creedon to the extent of 52,
500. "Uncest" John Kelley fancied Mc
Coy i-nd offered odd sot $100 to $80. Mc
Coy himself wagcredS2,O00that he would
"WlMjn Mayor Glcan entered the arena
he climbed into the ring and said:
"Gentlemen: I'm not In good trim to
night. I'm not John L. Sullivan, I'm riot
McCoy, I'm not Creedon, but I'm mayor of
this city. This hall was built by me I
own it, and I think I have received credit
for owning the town. This is the first time
I have entered the ring, but I am here
so as to welcome you citizens from all par s
of the country. If there is any one here
wlio has paid his money to see a pr ze
figtat let him go to the door "and get bin
money back. If he cauto to sue a boxing
match I hope he wiM get bis money's wr li '
Creedon tipped the scales at about 105
pounds stripped, while McCoy did not
weight more than 168.
It was 9-f.O o'clock yftvn Creedon came
to tlie ringside. There was no great
demonstration as he crawled through the
ropos, but on all cldVs ware such remarks
asDon't he look good?" He was followed
by a retinue of seconds, including Chovns
kl, Tom Trary, Tom West and lieu Mur-
A few moments later McCoy came In
amid a hearty welcome. His handlers
were Doc. Payne, Homer McCoy, Jack
Fogarty and Con Reilly. ;IIe was pre
sented with a floral belt, which he huug
over a post in his corner. McCoy walked
slowlv Hrouiio the ring trying the boards,
and as be approached Creedon, he ex
tended his hand, saying- "Hello, Dan."
'Hello, Kid," replied the Australian, as
be shook the proffered Tint warmly.
Tlie men then fitted on the gloves.
Tliey had agreed that they would hot
twenty-five rounds and that if no decision
had been reached by that time they would
gootj. The bell rang at 10-flS o'clock.
The first round opened with quick spar
ring, Creedon looking for an opening and
MoUoy wary. Creedon sparred a full quar
ter of a minute before lie rushed in with
a swing for the jaw, which was well blocked
and then McCoy dodged out of the way.
Again the Australian fiddled only to
rush in with swings that were blocked.
They got into a clinch and Creedon, with
a free-hand, lauded heavily on McCoy's
jaw. The Kid backed away, but Dan was
after him, and landed u blow flush on
the neck. Dan lushed In blindly, but
McCoy's defense came to his assistance and
ended the round iu a cool-headed maimer.
Creedon came up quickly in the second
round, and played for an opening. McCov
jabbed his long left Into the Australian's
stomach, and landed a light drive on the
neck. Creedon was fighting at close
quarters, but the Kid realized the fact
and took few chances. Cicedon Ixircd in
once moie, only to be well stopped. Then
McCoy swung his long left across the tip
of Creedon's chin. Creedon was beginning
to realise that it was no easy task to land.
In rounds three and four, Creedon re
sumed his tactics of endeavoring to get
in his heavy ones, but McCoy met him with
a superb defense and an avalanohe of
sltort jabs and half-arm punches about the
Australian's head, that Creedon looked
When the fifth round opened, McCoy
had scarcely a maik on his face or body
and was as fresh apparently as at the
start, while Creedon was puffing laboriously
and looking very serious. In the opening
of this round, Creedon hit McCoy iu a
clinch, and there were cries of "foul,''
but McCoy, not waiting for a decision,
sailed in, and his mighty aims -working
like piston rods, he delivered such a rapid
volley of Jabs on Creedon's face that the
latter became liewildered.
In the sixth, Creedon revived somewhat
and btarted to rush things, hut McCoy's
defense kept his opponent off, and gave
the Australian a corking left jab tbar cut
Creedon's forehead open, for first blood.
He then rushed the Australian to the
ropes and rained imlf a dozen blows on
Dar 's face. The A ustralian responded with
ferocity, but was unable to land an ef
fective bkiw. He retired to his corner.
The hard fighting began in the seventh,
when Creedon put a heavy one on theKid's
jaw. Itoth landed lefts on the neck, and
then did some clever boxing, each mi!ing
at the other in the friendliest way. McCoy
resumed his attacks -on Creedon's face,
which his long reach permitted vith ap
parent ease. In this round.Creedon came
back with a couple of hard ones that made
In the next round McCoy did tome
jurtimg himself, and came within an ace
ot receiving a knookout blow, aimed at
his jaw. Creedon was still worried, aud
while catching his wind received a corker
in Uiejaw,that almost ?cnt him against the
ropes. He went to bis corner with his nose
It was apparent in the ninth round that
McCoy was surely though slowly cutting
the Australian to pieces. McCoy danced
all about his opponent, hitting bim at
will, and once be cracked Dan over the
right eje aud split the flesh and the blood
spurted and ran down the Australian's
cheek. McCoy beat a constant tattoo
on the cut cheek .and damaged optic,
avoiding his opponent's swings with ease.
It was the same story in the tenth and
eleventh rounds, and the constant punish
ment soon resulted in Dan being coered
with tlie blood, the crimson spurting in
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that Crcedou'i only hope lay in a chance
In the eleventh round Creedon, though
still displujlng considerable steam, was
an easy mark, and toward the end of the
round McCoy knocked Dan to the rioor,
where he Aas kneeling amiuu tiinewas up.
In the nelrth lound Creedon cracked
McCoy on the neck and staggered him,
but tne Kid soon ran m to dose range
again and hammered Creedon's damaged
visage that had been plastered up by his
seconds, so th,it the crimson stream again
begun to Ho v.. Dim "Was game as a bull
dog, however, through all the torture,
and -when the round ended he was mixing
it fiercely although almost hopelessli. Mc
Coy did not have a mark.
In the thirteenth Creedon rushed Ills
man to a corner, but his Wows fell short.
McCoy then rushed and Dan fc! -pped him.
Creedou was fighting with his mouth wide
open, which showed that he was rapidly
tiring. Still he kept boring in for tue
sane of landing a chance blow. They got
into a corner and while there Dan at
tempted to rough it. He found that iic
Coy could play the game, too, so they
got into a clinch. McCoy seemed a bit
cautious toward the end of the round, but
Creedon never let up in his attack, winch,
as iu the other rounds, was almost futile.
In the iourteeutn round erection came up
strong aud rushed McCoy to a corner, where
the latter made a graceful e-capo. At long
range now McCoy bent his left swiftly
against the plastered eje, and Creeflou got
in a half-arm jolt to the Kid's-stomach.
McCoy then began a teriesof slashing blows
with his lert that swept across Dan's face
until one punch almost made Dan's knees
bend uudcr him. Creedon's strength saved
him, aud v, ben the bell rang he was still
Wild swings by both men maiked the
opening of the fifteenth, but McCoy finally
sloshed the bad eye with his left. Dan's
nose was swollen to twice its natural
size and wnen McCoy hammered it with
an awful loft, the blood began to flow.
ucfW thin cold-bloodedlv lushed like a
demon. With a right into the stomach
and a hot lert on tlie jaw, he sent uaii
to the floor. Dau was down tlie limit
aud then went on with his hopeless Job
in spite of being gioggy. He was cheered
when he went to his corner.
Creedon was so badly used up that his
second, Tom Tracy, saw It Mas useless to
goon, aud mercifully threw up the sponge.
The crowd went wild in a second, and the
cheers were deafening. Creedon came to
the middle of the rlngnnd shook hands with
his conquerer. He was fairly beaten, and
he said so, as he patted the new champion
on the back. McCoy then announced that
he would defend his title against all comers.
The lirtt preliuiiuurj ioai w a put on
between SUv Fla.uag.ui, of Philadelphia,
and George Ross, of New York, at 105
pound)-. It wac.a slashing bout from th
start, and warmed up the crowd to fielding
pitch. There was plenty of oxcitemeut
The bat tie ended iu a burn or hard-hitting
in the sixth round, the crowd cheering in
approval. The referee decided iu faor or
McCoy, when seen in his dressing room,
said that it was his ambition now to take
on xmie of the men who had been endeavor
ing to belittle him His greatest wish was to
fight Choynski, and Joe will undoubted! be
the next man he will tackle. If he de
feats Choyiiokl be w ill try FiUslmmoiis.
Nate Fentou, tho Buffalo sport, who is
Mid U have won $40,000 on McCoy, saidhe
would mulch the Kid for $10,000 a -Ide
against any man of his weight in thcwjrld.
F1TZSIMMONS AND McCOY.
Aubtraliun Says, tho Kid Has
Cose of Swelled Jleud.
Milwaukee, Wis., Deo. 17. Last night
Bob FitzslnimMih lecelved a dispatch from
the managers of Kid McCoy, asking him
If he would consent to meet the latter
In the event of his defeating Dan Creedon.
"McCoy has a bad case of swelled head
and certainly has nerve to make such a
proposition. Who is he, anyhow? All
he know's about fighting 1 taught him
It he's looking foi fight let him tackle
Mnhcr or Coibett, Goddard, and other".
There's a dozen better men In the country
than the Kid. He'd better wait until
Creedon gets tl rough with him, and unlea
I am mistaken, he won't think he's such
a great fighter.
"No; I will not consider the challenge.
I am out of the ring for good. That has
been fully deteimined upon. It is not
that I have seen my best days, because I
am stronger today than over, but because
I have determined to never fight again.
Even were I so inclined, this beginner,
McCoy, would bo tho last man I would
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GOSSIP ABOUT TIE SPORTS
Speculation Regarding the Bald
Michael Bicycje Race.
AMERICAN'S TJULNER TALKS
j . -
Many Persons TrniHiijr on Alleged
Membeibliip iu tho League of
at San Francisco in Hard Luck
General Sporting Notes.
There Is a gieat deal of speculation In
ejelo racing circles as to tile outcome
ot the coming Michael-Bald race. The
match is to be decided by the winner ot
two heats in three, and no limit is placed
ou the amount ot pace to be used. The
race will probably be run some time In
the week btween Christmas and New
Year's, iu New Yoik. No place has been
selected for the race, however, and If some
other promoters should offer more money,
tlie contest may be decided In another
P. II. McDonald, Bald'b trainer, says of
the coming rate:
"I believe that this will be one of the
greatest races of tho year when the
competition champion mects the paced
champion of the world in a match race.
One thing is certain, and that is that
the present competition record for the mile
will be all cut to pieces.
"I realise that Michael is a great man
at following pace, but in all the exhi
bition rides Eddie nas made In the cir
cuit, I have never yet found a team
tl'.at could shake him, and if Michael's
pace is no bettoi than Eddie's, you can
gamble on it that Eddie can sprint past
tlie pacemakers at tlie finish, and
Michael can't. None but the very fin. st
pacing will be emplojed by us, and wo
will train right with the men every day
In the week, so that there won't be an
chance for a mistake. One machine
will bo made up ot Buffalo boys en
The L. A W. has been annoyed during
the past .season by parties traveling around
the country and securing onc,s'lons from
hotels on the strength or alloged membership
in the league. In Pennsylvania this practice
became quite common, and the division of
ficers now announce that legal proceedings
will be taken against any unauthorized per
son wearing the badge or button ot the L.
A. W. It is expected that similar teps
will be taken iu all ojLh'e 'divisions of the
"Women racers whirled around the Coliseum
track in St. Louis andiow h is condemned
forever, says an oxchn'uge. ,jChalrman Mott
has p'aced the speedway upon tlie blacklist
Bohcunnouiicesln thibs'vjeek's bulletin. This
tragedy always onies' to a track which
permits fc.iale flyers Jppfial over its sur
Another old troltitighore breed"-. Cole
BaMm, of '"hicasio, will -ftell his stud at
the cortung Woodard f Shanklln Febri.irv
sales at Lexington Ky. He has seventy five
head, consisting of brodd mares, youngster"
and. the noted staljiu'apq.
There. aro fourJ.fjuU J)r6thers-ot the
Red Iron-Lily Wrlglu r.uiiily iu" train
ing at Pan Francisco. J. B. Johnson is
out tlvre with Diggs and S'ltton, whll
Abe Stamler Is training, u two-year-old
named Arbaces, audGalen Brown, Libert
ine's owner, also hn a yearling by Red
Iron and Lily Wright.
Henry Griffin, the once famous jockey,
is at the 'Frisco tracks, where lie owjs a
couple of horses. He has grown so fast
during the two yenrs that lie has be?n
out of the saddle that, according to him
self, he cciitd not do muoh better than 120
The bookmakers at the Ban Francisco
tracks are having their usual hard luck.
John- numphrys, the well-known Easceni
layer of odds, is about the only winner r-t
the meeting. Barney Bchrelber and Jjiin
Coleman are the biggest losers, the St.
Louis German being leported to have lost
Notwithstanding the severe criticism di
rected towards six-day bicycle races in
every quarter Just now, Pittsburg is get
ting ready for such an event to take place
The receipts or tlie Lavlgne-Walcott flg'nt
at San Francisco were said to be some
thing over $14,000. The fighters divided
60 per cent, or $8,400.
An ex-change remarks that there is no
longer any doubt about it. Baltimore and
"Washington got the best of that swap of
Dick Phelan, having played baseball . 11
over the continent, declares he will organ
ize a league in Alaska next year.
A new Southern league is being formed,
the cities interested being New Orleans,
Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, Atlanta,
Savannah. Charleston and Augusta.
ATHLETIC CONTESTS TOX1GJLTT.
Catholic Club Howlers of Baltimore
in a Return Game With C. A. C.
Tho athletic smoker to be given at the
Columbia Athletlo Club this evening, prom
ises to be the most attractive affair of
its kind held here in, several years. In
addition to a good en id of acrobatics
and gymnostios, there will be several
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For Today, the Last Saturday Before Xmas.
We shall make this Saturday reduction sale the last
one before Xmas memorable to Washington mothers for
many months to come. Such offerings of Boys' High-grade
Clothing are too rare to pass by unnoticed.
Unfortunately the quantities are limited in some Hues,
but prompt purchasers will find plenty of "good things."
A few dozen of
Cape Overcoats, in brown,
blue, black and Scotch
plaids and fancy mix
tures, sizes 3 to 16 reg
ular price $7 and $8
Boys' $5, $6 and
f?W F7i 1 1 Y
Deep Cut in Boys' Reefers.
Just to make your visit here today interesting, we of
fer these special unprecedented reductions in Boys1 Reefers
the most useful aud elegant overgarments ever devised for
the little men. Big qualities but small quantities so
One lot of Boys' Handsome
Blue Chinchilla Reefers double
breasted, silk velvet collar, nicely
finished sizes 10 to 16 never sold
below So, 50. Today only
Lot of Boys' True Blue Chin
chilla Reefers double-breasted
silk velvet collars handsomely lined
throughout ages 9 to 16 the regular
standard $5 grade. Today only
Kl Straightforward Clothiers, 3i5 7th St. bl
good i-parring bouts by home of Pnjf.
Carters ino&t adaiiced pupils, and three
wrestling buuls for points, albo by mem
bers of the cluh. The entertainment is
for the pleasure of the members only.
While the acrolvirs and gymnasts arc
entertaining their followers tonight, ou
the top floor of the clubhouse of thcColum
bia Athletic, the bowling team will be
cnteitalnlng its visitors from Baltimore,
the Catholic Club bowlers, on the lower
floor, where a set of return games of ten
pins will be played.
The Queen Wheelmen and Light Infantry
basketltall teams will play an exhibition
game tonight, beginning at 8 o'clock, in
the aimoiy of the Light Infantry.
LIVELY DAY AT NEW ORLEANS.
Killliifj.That "Failed to Go Throngli
Evanntus nt Lout; Odds.
New Orleans, Dec. 17. Today's feature
wub a killing, which failed to go through
by a nose, and a dead heatbetween Trouby
and Blacking Brush, iu tho third race.
Dudley L. owned by Lee Chrhty, opened
at 100 to 1, in the second event, one
mile, for two-year-olds. He was backed
down to 40, and was standing still when
the barrier went up. Hj got the field at
the head of the stretch, and was just
beaten out by the favorite, Seaport.
The run-off in the dead heat resulted
in an oasj vicroryfor Trouby. Summaries
First race Six furlongs. Brighton, 12
to 1, won: Fervor, second; Eton Jacket,
third. Time, 1:19 1-2.
Second i ace One mile. Seaport, 2 to 5,
won; Dudley E., second; Silva, third. Time,
Third race Seven and one-half furlongs.
Trouby, 6 to 5, won", Blacking Brush,
second; Booze, third. Time, 1:42.
Fourth race Seven and one-half furlongs.
Evanatus 50 to 1, won; Mellie, second;
Viscount, third. Time, l:4l.
Tilth race One mile. Dave S., 3 to 1,
won; Repeater, second; Vend, third. Time,
Wliltney'is Name Still Coupled
With the Purchase.
New York, Dec. 17. The owner of "STara
burg, the phenomenal two-year-old colt,
still remains modestly in the background
and horsemen all over the country arc
considerably interested in the mystery.
E cry day since Hamburg changed hands
last week has added some new names to
the list of possible ownors, but verifica
tion is lacking In cvury instance.
There are plausible arguments advanced
In support of tho surmise that the colt
was bought for Marcus Daly, whose stable?
is sorely in need or such a recruit. The
"Copper King" is said to have purchased
Lady Roel, Hamburg's dam, and this fact
is taken as indicating that he has also cor
ralcd the matron's greatest son, but, in
tuco of all this logic, there seems to be no
reason to account for the withholding of
the name in case Marcus Daly was tho
actual buyer. ,
Many local followers of racing per-;
sistcntly cling to the theory that the
Whitneys are in some way identified with
tho deal. W. C Whitney denies positi-eiy
that tho colt was bought for him.
A New Discovery in Diamonds.
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Mothers with large families
will appreciate this opportun
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usual cost of two. We offer
150 Boys' Reefer andDoub'e
breasted Suits, in nobby
Scotch plaids and fancy
mixed effects strong, dur
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fast colors sizes
4 to 10 always
heretofore S, S6'
and $7. Today only!
ANSON HOME FROM EUROPE
The Grand Old jlau Refuses to Talk
About His Retirement.
A. G.Spaldiiif? Says That the Veteran
Dnll Plnyor I, n Credit to the Bi
League mid Should Stay There.
New York, Dec 17. A. G. Spalding and
Adrian C Anson arrived home from Europe
on the steamship Saale today. Anton
lost no time iu taking the first train for
home- He declined to say nytliing about
hi", talked-or retirement from the man
agement of the Chicagos, but said that
the matter -would be settled after a con
ference Aith President James A. Hart.
Mr- Spaldlug, however, created the i
pression by In1- statements that Anso.i
will not be retained, although he made
no direct remark to that effect.
A repoiter met Mr. Spahhug-sliorUy after
his departure from the steamer and asked
"Have you and Anson decided what will
"It would be useless for me to deny that
we talked baseball ou the trip abroad," re
plied Sp.uildiug, "but you can sny that
nothing definite has been done. Anson's
ten-year contract with the Chicago club
expires the iirst of the year. He has
been with us for the remarkably ing
time of twenty years, and has been faith
ful and conscientious. He Is a man who
should always be connected with base
ball, because he has been n credit to the
game. Thcro is only one Anbon.and I feel
safe in predicting that there will never
be a d arnrtet like him. The claim has
been made iu Chicago that he has been
too long in charge of affairs and that
the public will welcome a change. Whether
this claim is baed upon facts or not tho
club will endeavor to find out at a series
of conferences to be held with Anson and
"If wefiud ll'at I he Chicago public want
Anion to remain manager of the team he
will le engaged. Hut ir we are convinced
that both the patrons or the game and
Anton himself will be benefitedhy a cnange,
t'ie veteran may give up the reins. Ansrvi
is entitled to more consideration Iu this
respect than anybody, and he will receive
it. He has-been too faithful iu the discharge
ot his drtles to he ruthlessly turned Jown
against his v.' 111.
"It Alison should conclude to with
draw and ask for the right to establish
a Western League team in Chicago, o
that ho can play games at home while ihe
big teun is away, he can have all the
rights ai.d privileges, and we vill do all
in our power to support him, but I should
hate to see him leave tho National League."
From another pource it was learned
that Anson will not renew his engage
ment, but will either take a Western
League franchi-e or accept some other
berth in the big league.
DcllRlilful Helief from Catarrh.
Here is one ot a thousand such testimonies:
The Rev. A.D. Bucklev, of Buffalo, pays:
"I wish ail to know what a blessing
Dr. Agncw's Catarrhal Powder is In a
case ot catarrh. 1 was troubled .vlth
this disease for years, but the firt lme
I used this remedv it gave "Most "delight
ful relief. I now regard myself entirely
cured, after using it for two months."
Sold bv F. S. Williams, Ninth ana F
streets; Edmonds it Williams, Third str-t
and I eiinsylvania avenue. 54.
yHugU! CM Uijii
CBAND OPERA H0U3B. 1
Kernan & Bife. Managers
MaUnees Wednesday and Saturday, j
, WLEK OF DEC. 13.
lhe Great New York Success. 4 months
crowded houses and delighted ,,
THE CHERRY PICKERS,
By Joseph Arthur, author ot "Blue
m -, Jeans, 'etc.,
Blue Jeans was, good; "The CherrT
Pickers is better New s'ork Press
bee the Great Thrilling and Reallstio
The great gun scene succeeds in brlns
HK uJvn the house every evening. 'New
A Superb Production. Popular Prices.
Next Week-McCARTgrs MISHAPS.
ACADEMY. pKfcB !
First Time in This City at Popular Priaw,
TV$ 31 AT. TOD AIT.,
LITTLE 25 and 50c.
With Its Wealth of Scenic Investiture and
Cogent Cast, Headed by
Next T eek - The Ra ys m " A Hot Old Time."
YEW NATIONAL THEATER.
J- Vftemoon ut z. .bveorag at 8.
IN HIS BEAUTIFUL PLAT, d
Xmas Week Seats Selling.
What Happened to Jones.
MATINKK TODAY AT 2.
Accompanipd by Miss I5ADORE ItUSEand
Hit, LxLeileut company, in
"The Wrong SVIr. Wright"
Next Week The Wonderful Moving Pic
tures of "THE I'ASSION PLAJT."'
Rev. D. J. Stafford, D.D.,
AT COLUMBIA THEATBB,
Sunday Evening, Dec. IS, at S o'clock.
Subject: " The Principle of American
cuizeHMiip.'' t or the bet etit or tlie Oraud
Army of the Krpubtlc. Ailmiasloa. E0
cents; reserved seats, 76c. and 51.
KCRXAN'S LYCEUM TIIEVTER.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Mats. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A Ulitteriug Aggregation or Beauty anil
Next Week--Sam Deeie's Own Company.
BUSINESS CHANCES. !
FOR SALE Dairy and lunch room, $26q!
cigar fetoro. fruit and eoufecuonery, S360;
barber shop, grocery store, S780; dairy,
$250; saloon and eating bouee. 5300:
grocery and meat market, 5500, tkeso
places centrally located, ee us. EX
CHAMiL ULKi.AU, 721 13th St. BW. lc
FOR SALE Oil buskiefte complete, aver
age profit per month, 5100. Address
OILS, thU office. It
I-'Olt SALE Milk route, horse, wagon,
dairy andgrocery fixtures, price and terms
reasonable. BUSINESS EXCHANU E. 1321
5100 and services secures general agency
finest nwieltv out. coU& IK cm: m41s
this. jKrCSU A, 725 7tt . aw.
delS-36 " - ,
FOR SALL-Orocery soC-.M eabMehKl
corner stand, thickly settfettBllhor
hooi. price. 43oU, map. lLLAi', 8oo
F st. deIS-36
FOR SALE- Poultry fctand in market, do
ing a goojl bustaeofe; reason for seiHog,
other bu&mui. ttite is a ;.ool ihance, ana
ulil pay au)iic interested U investigate.
PuULlKY, nils off ite. deia-eoU-3t-em
iOR SALE-A good paying grocery; ex
cellent stand: cheap rent, owner ha Mother
bushier. ApplyllSH si. nw. UeI7-3t-em
FOR SALE Grocery store, doing a nice
little clean iiHnes, on eay tertutu
XMAS, this office. dcl7-3t-eni
FOR SALE 5400 will buy lunchroom and
the furniture of 7 upstairs rooms; be
sides 2 mouths' rent paid in aavaaee, so
arranged that the lunchroom and 2 atrio
rooms comes free rent, investigate. 467
G st. mr. del7-3t-em
FOR SALE A fruit or poultry Dencb. No.
32, in O Street Market, cheap. Apply
653 16th st. Be. del ?-3t-em
FOR SAL UKvnsfd noute ouuiue of. Di6-
tritf. i?ood i u&ace. cheap. AUureas BA.R-
GAIN' M.. this office. del7-3s
FOR SALE-Clgar store, near profnteens
corner; price. 175; expenses only 50
cenrsaday. DUNLAP, 9o6 F st.
FOR SALE 5 40O will buy drag store, ne.;
braucii postoffice. doing paying boeiaeae;
party wish's to go in other hastees. Ad
dress im K et-ne. ttel7-3t
WANTED-A mail with $1,000 ad a part
ner In a well-paying, legitimate bosl-ne-
in German, a cnance to set rfob.
Address Box 9, this office. de!7-3t
FOR SALE-Cigar, confectionery, station
ery, corner stun-, establm&ea .sft years;
low rent; 5150; 74.4 4th s. aw.
STORES sold quick for cash bv the OLD
RELIABLE COMMERCIAL, Hunter &
Bro., Proprietors, 510 F st. aw. dl6-36
FOR SALE Special Businef-s Chances
Fine drug stores, from 5S00 op; fine
grocer v stores, from 5200 up. extra fine
wholesale grocery, at Inventory, beet coal
yard in city, price 5700: large Teed and
flour business, at inventory, a grocery
store doing a business of 52.000 a month.
iu best part of nw.. price 53,000. COM
MERCIAL, 510 F t. nw. del 6-35
FOR SALE-Mat market.
FOR SALE -Small Jewelry store, stock,
fixtures, tools ami all repair work, etc,
will be sold very cheap ir moM at once.
Address GOOD CHANCE, this office.
WANTED Active man to invest two hun
dred dollars and his time in first-rate
office business. Address W., this office.
FOR SALE Good grocery ana provision
stock; must be sold at once to leave town;
5325 cash, jll G ss.nw. del5-3t,em
FOR SALE Oil business,complete: aver
age profits per month, 100. Address
OILS, this office. del5-3t,em
WANTEU A partner, lady or gentleman,
to invest 51 .0U0 in agood paying business;
mouopoly; large profits; business already
AddrchS MONOPOLY, this f-
WAMKD Man with bufcioe-h experience
and capital to invest, to manage an es
tablished, incorporated, mauuiacturicg
business; have done paying buiues for five
years past; president represents firm on
tho road. M. CO.. this office, del 5-0 s
BONDS furnished in civil and criminal
cases. Taxes paid at a discount. De
fective title' to real estute straightened.
"Will act as recoiver. assignee, guardian or
trustee. Financial assistance furnished to
litigants. Those about to bring suit should
consult the company before taking action.
Rooms 5 and 7, 472 La. ave. nw.
de5-tf Telephone 111&.
FOR SALE TYPEWRITERS.
FOR SALE A large quantity of new and
practically new typewriters of various
makes; ranging In price from 520 to $50;
an opportunity of a lifetime; can tom make
yourself or child a more ueecul ChriMntas
presenf MOORE BROS., 9lto P st nw .
Rooms 2 and 3. del7-0t
Reduced Hates for Students via
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
wdl sell to students excursion tickets to
all prominent points east and west of
Pittsburg, Inoluding Chicago, Cleveland,
Cincinnati and St. Louis, at reduced rates.
These tickets will bo sold uutil December
24, inclusive, and will be good to return
until January 11, 1S9S. Inclusive. For
detailed information apply to ticket